Stories from Notting Hill

 

KwamePlaywright and director Kwame Kwei-Armah takes an intimate look at the spirit and history of the Notting Hill Carnival. (5 x 14′)

First broadcast August 2011 BBC Radio 4

Producer Pam Fraser Solomon

Radio Choice: The Independent, Mail on Sunday, Time Out

Radio 4 Pick of the Week

 

  1. Origins    Kwame explores the beginnings of the Notting Hill Carnival and the difficult social conditions from which it emerged
  2. Innovation  How a motorway flyover gave the Notting Hill Carnival a new direction.
  3. Carnival Clash  The complex relationship between Carnival and the police.
  4. Enterprise  The highs and lows of the Notting Hill Carnival as it moved into a new era of sponsorship and expansion in the 1980s.
  5. Legacy   How the Notting Hill Carnival is positioning itself in a new era of tighter regulations and diverse stakeholders.

Photo of Kwame courtesy of Simon Marhold

 

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